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2012 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Souverain-Cabernet-SauvignonFrom the Wine Maker – “This classic Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers rich, dark fruit aromas that lead to flavors of black cherry, black plum, anise and chocolate. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon creates a wonderful density and concentration to this wine along with well-structured tannins. On the palate, hints of brown baking spice meld with the dark fruit and polished tannins. The finish is long with hints of sweet fruit.”

Rating:

This wine was previously given a 85 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2012 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $14.99 a bottle, on sale for $12.99 a bottle 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2015. SKU#25820

2007 St. Supéry Cabernet Sauvignon

From the winemaker – “Luxurious, rich and concentrated aromas of black cherry, currant and blueberry are just the start of this 2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. The harmonious flavors of black cherry, anise and plush cassis explode through your mouth. This classic Napa Valley Estate Cabernet is elegant and wonderful young but also has everything it needs to age beautifully.”

Shitake Mushroom & Fontina Crostini

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil
½ lb. Shitake mushrooms – stems removed, cut into
¼”dice
1 cup Fontina cheese – coarsely grated
¼ cup shallots – finely chopped
2 garlic cloves – peeled and minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
¼ cup St. Supéry Cabernet Sauvignon
1 tablespoon parsley – finely chopped
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 baguette of bread

Directions

Heat the oil over medium heat in a large sauté pan. Add the shallot and garlic and cook until soft but not browned. Add the mushrooms, thyme, wine and salt. Cook until the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are tender – about 15 minutes. Adjust the seasonings and stir in the parsley.

For the crostini:

Cut twelve slices from the baguette diagonally – slices should be about 3/8” thick and about 4” long. Place slices on a baking sheet and brush the tops with olive oil. Bake in a 350° oven until golden brown.

To serve: Top each crostini with the mushroom mixture and sprinkle with the Fontina cheese. Place back in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted. Serves 4 as an appetizer.

Rating:

This wine was given a 90 point rating and was Editor’s Choice by Wine Enthusiast

Availability:

2007 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $29.99 a bottle, $161.95 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $287.91 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#29309

2009 MontGras Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah

Slightly high-toned, with cherry and violet notes laced with hints of anise, vanilla and dill. Blended from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah.

From the Wine Maker – “Deep cherry red. Ripe aromas of plum and cherry with a hint of vanilla. Berry, spice and cocoa flavors fill the palate, leading to a soft and supple finish.”

Perfect match with chicken, seafood, turkey, light pasta entrées and hard cheeses.

Rating:

This wine was given an 85 point rating by Wine Enthusiast and 84 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2009 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $10.99 a bottle, $59.35 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $105.51 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#25768


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